"I'm with you as far as footnotes. I hate endnotes! Some people say footnotes are distracting, but it's my feeling that they can skip them if they want. For people like me, who like to check the references, endnotes are a real nuisance!
"My personal preference--for short pieces, I like footnotes. For long pieces with lots of notes, I like endnotes because it is really disconcerting to see a page with 10 lines of text and 46 lines of footnotes. Also, if you are using notes for both…"
Thanks for sharing that. Nice to know what the feelings of other groups is in respect to this. I have to admit my personal preference is footnotes, for all the reasons given in the newsletter article. I don't know about…"
"I just received the following from the NEGHS in my newsletter which I thought would be of interest in this discussion. I guess it's all personal preference but I don't think I would like to read a narrative, even though it's a…"
"My friends McDermids are:
Mary b. 1857 Clarence Town, NSW
Jessie b. 1859 Clarence Town, NSW
Flora b. 1861 Clarence Town, NSW
Ewan McDermid b. 1827 Ardnamurchan, Argyle
Janet McPhee, b. 1827
Apparently this is close to the Herbrides.
"I prefer footnotes, since the information is right there, however I understand that most people (who never look at them) don't like them since they seem "unnecessary" and clutter the page.
End notes are numbered the same was as…"
"I personally prefer footnotes, because I like the opportunity to study the sources in the context of narrative story. The real question should be, "What will my audience prefer?" If your audience are expecting a good story and care little…"